I was having some pain when DD latched on, to where both my nips started looking a little bloody (tho I never saw them bleed) and sore - and just the tips, so I knew she wasn't getting a deep enough latch.
So I went to a LC at the hospital yesterday ($75 for a visit! oy) and she watched and weighed her after each time and she was getting the perfect amt for her age.. she was just concerned about her latch. So we worked on that, got tips, etc. She also recommended Polysporin and gave me some nipple domes to keep them air-dried.
She called my DD a 'barracuda baby'.. she is incredibly strong and just a voracious little eater. Yay for me!
My ? is - if I do all she says - how long should I expect healing??? I don't want to have this go on for a whole month or anything. I'm simply not a trouper like that!
My milk came in last night, and I was soooo full and she wasn't draining them enough that I did pump a bit. I got almost 1 oz total.
Was pumping not a good idea? I don't want to risk any clogged ducts (and hand expressing is awkward and I could never manage it w/my first baby)... but I also don't want to mess w/my supply so soon.